Cloud Security, Onsite Capacity Top Storage Trends in 2012: Symform
An increased focus on data will cause IT professionals to seek out new architectural models and technologies.The coming year will herald in a "storage revolution," according to Symform, which released its top cloud and storage predictions for 2012. Over the last year, top headlines centered on the growing popularity of cloud services, the staggering growth in data and several high-profile data center outages. Based on industry trends and insights gathered from customers, partners and industry experts, Symform predicts 2012 will be all about data-how to store, secure, access and manage it. According to Symform, this increased focus on data will serve as a catalyst for IT professionals to seek out new architectural models and technologies. Companies will place increased demands on vendors to dramatically reduce the cost of cloud-based services, such as storage, without jeopardizing security or performance. The company predicted centralized data center expansion will come under increasing fire from environmentalists, as it is not a "green" cloud computing model.
"Globally, the volume of data is growing at an accelerating, record pace. It is simply not possible for companies or service providers to continue managing and storing data with traditional local or offsite methodologies," said Matthew Schiltz, CEO of Symform. "This massive data growth combined with the high cost and reliability issues surrounding traditional offsite storage will force a revolution in the industry, as companies push to get greater ROI from existing infrastructure and take a more strategic view of their data."